Legendary Marvel writer Stan Lee turns 94 today.
Born on December 28, 1922, Lee grew up in New York City. After graduating high school, he began working for Timely comics, eventually moving from office work and normal tasks to writing his own comics.
Lee stopped working in the comics industry to serve 3 years in the military – from 1942 to 1945.
Following his time in the military, he teamed up with artist Jack Kirby and created the Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics, which was originally Timely Comics. After the success of Fantastic Four, Kirby and Lee created iconic characters such as Hulk, Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, and many others.
Since creating so many characters still popular today, Lee has been actively involved in the films and current pop culture scene; he has made cameos in 28 Marvel films and even has his own convention, Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic-Con!
Let’s all wish him a happy 94th birthday.